Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is indeed an ideal place to spend a vacation in the midst of colorful markets, vibrant people, bustling and just often crowded as well as polluted surroundings, beautiful beaches, and certain iconic monuments. Home to Bollywood, the city lures thousands of enthusiasts every year that, today it is one of the most populated cities in the country. The most important powerhouse of commerce in the country, the city is glamorous, frenetic, fast, chaotic, beautiful and just often baffling. It has one of the most popular and happening nightlife and it is perfectly apt to state that city entirely awakes only after the sunset. A melting pot of different cultures, Mumbai is indeed a haven for the culture enthusiasts and backpackers who see holidaying as an opportunity to relish ethnic food and other savories. Relishing mouth-watering street food that includes chaat, vada pav, pav bhaji, malai gola, faloodas, bheja masala, puran poli, and several other savories that are as delicious as their name sounds, is one of the major allures that every backpacker is expected to relish when he is here. From the fancy restaurants to the khau gallis, there is a large host of fine dining options where you can savor the delicacies that the city puts on the palate. Nonetheless, food and culture are just two of the various aspects of the city; if you are born for travelling there are several other allures and attractions to explore and relish.
Jaipur is one of the cities from where come large hordes of tourists that crave to spend their holidays in Mumbai. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and evokes the royal Rajput family that ruled the region. It is itself a popular tourist destination as is a royal heritage city full of iconic monuments, including: Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, and Hawa Mahal. Jaipur to Mumbai train is one of the most popular modes to cover the distance and indeed, is something that a backpacker should give a try.
It takes about 16 to 22 hours, depending on the train that you are catching, to cover the distance. The journey is certainly long, however, the good thing is that there are multiple stoppages on the route where the train stops for a few minutes. You can get down and sip-in the tea in the earthen cups and soak-in the sights and sound of a typical Indian railway station. Even while you are journeying in your coach, the fellow passengers are talkative enough that you will feel like sharing your stories with them. Besides, there will be the vendors and chaiwalas doing up and down the coaches, that will keep you busy during the journey.
The rush of catching the train, the cries of the chaiwalas, potters in their red shirts, myriad vendors, and the interesting people whom you'll meet while travelling by a train, everything about travelling in a train seems fascinating. Cover the distance between Mumbai to Jaipur by train, the experience that you will gain is certainly worth.